The main objective of this work is to present a computational approach for design optimization of disc cam mechanisms with eccentric translating roller followers. For this purpose, the objective function defined here takes into account the three major parameters that influence the final cam size, namely, the base circle radius of the cam, the radius of the roller and the offset of the follower. Furthermore, geometric constraints related to the maximum pressure angle and minimum radius of curvature are included to ensure good working conditions of the system. Finally, an application example is presented and used to discuss the main assumptions and procedure adopted throughout this work.
A Computational Approach for Cam Size Optimization of Disc Cam-Follower Mechanisms With Translating Roller Followers
Contributed by the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANISMS AND ROBOTICS. Manuscript received February 1, 2013; final manuscript received July 5, 2013; published online September 11, 2013. Assoc. Editor: David Dooner.
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Flores, P. (September 11, 2013). "A Computational Approach for Cam Size Optimization of Disc Cam-Follower Mechanisms With Translating Roller Followers." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. November 2013; 5(4): 041010. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4025026
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